In This Month's Issue of Checking In:
Take Care of Yourself!
Greetings Colleagues and Friends!
The SFBAC monthly gathering has been the keystone of our member engagement and development initiatives. The presenters we’ve brought to you over the years have been diverse and engaging. It has been a joy to witness the efforts of our Programs team during my Board term over the past couple of years, and I am extremely excited for what’s in store. The Board is very happy to have a new Director of Programs, Gary Lam, continuing the tradition of quality programming and selection of high caliber presenters.
An essential part of Gary’s efforts involve understanding and hearing the voice of our members, which drives the collaborative efforts of our entire board in seeking out the types of presenters you want. We are ever moving our profession and this chapter community to the next level, and we want to know what your ultimate wish-list would be for upcoming presenters!
Please send your suggestions to Gary at: firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate consideration. Please also let Gary know if you can facilitate an introduction.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Greg Peters CPCC, ACC
ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coache
The SFBAC Board: Working Succeeds with Working Agreements
I previously shared with you the top values the SFBAC Board identified for itself from the board retreat held earlier this year. We followed our discussion about values with a rich and thoughtful conversation about working agreements.
One of the most important tasks teams must accomplish is the creation of agreements about how they work together to achieve results and also how to be together when things are going well - or when things are challenging.
Here are some highlights of the Board's Working Agreement/Team Charter:
How do we want to celebrate?
• Space to acknowledge each other’s accomplishments
• Introduction circle: what are you celebrating right now?
• Do something special at the monthly gatherings…i.e. dessert bar, ask people to share what they are celebrating
How to be with each other:
• Listen and acknowledge
• Support each other
• Ask for help when you need it
• Open and honest communication
How do we deal with expectations that are not met?? ?
• Say what’s true, be honest about it
• Refer to Policies and Procedures manual
• Talk to the person directly first, if not resolved then take to president
What won’t we tolerate?
• Unconstructive criticism
• Taking the board position lightly, not having integrity about commitment to being on the board (indifference in terms of the role)
• Avoidance (be direct with each other)
What are expectations of being a board member?
• Make it clear to board members what they are committing to
• Be a role model for members professionally, as business leaders (standard of professionalism)
I can't help but reiterate what an honor it is to serve this community as a board member, and to serve with a dynamic and diverse group of board members.
Do you have questions or thoughts about this? Please contact me at email@example.com!
Welcome to the following new members:
East Bay: Annie Bailey
North Bay: Dana Jacoby
San Francisco: David Lund
South Bay: None this month
Undesignated: Beata Lewis, Shera Sever
New members, please be sure to set up your profiles so that prospective clients (and your fellow coaches!) can find you!
Coaches! You can attend our Monthly Gatherings without coming into San Francisco!
Although still in its infancy, the RSVP program is proving to be very popular with members and friends in our outlying areas. You can gather with other coaches, enjoy conversation and community, and watch the monthly gathering - without worrying about traffic and parking. This month there are Regional Streaming Video Parties open to coaches in Palo Alto, Petaluma and San Ramon! Click here
to find out more!
If you are interested in hosting an RSVP in your area, please contact your Regional Liaison
Melting Resistance and Making Profound Change Happen
Nearly all your clients inherently resist the very change that they
claim they desire. They are asking you to help them resolve this
seemingly impossible dilemma. What’s worse, you most likely experience
these same dynamics of resistance within yourself. Yet, you can learn
how to disarm these powerful anti-growth forces within yourself and
within those you serve. Once you do, your professional effectiveness
will improve immeasurably.
In this lively program, you will discover the surprising root causes
of what holds people back from growing and changing. Dr. Herman will
provide precise tools for dislodging these blockages and generating
deep, lasting change. You’ll also gain valuable approaches and
strategies for fostering an exquisite degree of self-mastery and relational mastery.
In attending this session, you will:
Bio: Dean Herman, Ph.D.,
principal of Herman Consulting, is a psychologist, consultant and
executive coach. He has enhanced the performance of thousands of
leaders in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia at such companies
as Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Nestle, Wells Fargo, Texas Instruments,
Siemens and McKinsey & Company. Dr. Herman brings the insights and
power of the field of psychology to leaders in ways that are accessible
and transformative. He is the author of Four Portals to Power: A Practical Guide to True Self-Mastery for Leaders.
Understand how to melt resistance and get people deeply committed to changing.
Gain penetrating psychological wisdom that will fundamentally shift
how you see your clients and their behaviors – so that you can help make
the necessary adjustments and elicit the responses they need.
Acquire a framework for showing people how they create the very
situations that so frustrate them – and how, through self-awareness,
they can generate very different outcomes.
Learn a powerful system of insights and tools for triggering profound leadership and personal transformation.
Wednesday July 10, 2013 6:30-9pm To attend this event via a Regional Streaming Video Party, Click here
To attend this event at the Handlery Hotel, Click here
Handlery Hotel San Francisco
FREE for members. Cost for guests is $20.
Summer is in full swing, and we don’t have many announcements! So this seems like a good time to remind us all to take care of ourselves! Remember:
Drink lots of water!
Use your sunscreen!
Be mindful of other drivers who aren’t paying attention!
hope you found this issue of Checking In fun and helpful! It is our
goal to provide you with information that is useful to you as a Coach,
and to help members and friends share their announcements with this
community. If you would like to submit an announcement, please contact
Communications@sfbayareacoaches.org. Submissions are due by the 25th of
Susan T. Blake
ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches